I thought I had to save the world.

You may have noticed that I have been quiet lately. I’ve just been watching the world, not sure what I want to say.  I thought I had to be on a gigantic mission to help the world find joy. But right now, I don’t have answers.  What I have is...

We need each other.

You might have been a baby then, but I remember. I was driving home through the mountain pass from my fiancé’s house early that morning. It was a gorgeous, sunny California morning. As I made my way over the pass, I hummed along with the radio, feeling lucky and content....

Frankly, I’m stumped.

Happy Holidays???  “Grateful I don’t have Covid” prayer? I’m not sure how or what tradition looks like now.  Because I “celebrate” Hanukkah, with the current restrictions, I’m at a loss for what to celebrate and how to celebrate it.  Last night was the first night of Hanukkah and I was...

Bridging to Thanks

I believe that there’s me, Maryl, who takes morning walks and drinks hot English tea every morning. And then I believe that I have a higher self, some people call it intuition, that is connected to my future self and quietly speaks to me to guide my choices. This idea...

Why Your Business Needs a Retooled “Why” – Especially Now

“He who has a why can endure any how.” – Frederick Nietzsche Knowing your “why” in business isn’t a new concept. Most of us have been challenged to identify the reasons we became entrepreneurs: personal satisfaction, creative independence, or financial autonomy — the list goes on.  A mission statement on...

I Have No F*cking Idea! (The Freedom of Not Knowing)

“Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next.” ― Gilda Radner We have seen many dramatic events this year. 2020 has been a historic turning point. So, after all we have witnessed, what could...

How to Bring Back Hope

This year, there is a lot to worry about. 2020 has brought a lot of chaos. We are dealing with so much information, misinformation, and madness, that it can feel as if our whole human civilization is unraveling. The emotional collective is more than just sadness. We feel frustrated and...

CAUTION – Objects in the mirror may appear larger than they are.

 We’ve all been there at one time or another.  Life has thrown us big changes, sometimes devastating ones.  There we are, cruising down the highway of life with the top down, sun shining brightly, and wind blowing through our hair.  Everything is perfect.  We know what our future looks like,...